Our Ships - Norseman Dimensions

  • Length overall: 40' (12.19m); Length at the waterline: 26' (7.92m); Beam: 9' (2.74m); Draft: 20" (2.7 m); Mast Height: 24'6" (7.47m) above waterline

  • Hull construction: Fiberglass lay up simulating wood lapstrake construction; Hull Color: Black exterior / Buff interior

  • Designer: Applecraft, Inc. Built: 1992; Applecraft, Inc., Isle of Man, UK

  • Norseman weight: 5860 lbs. (2187.19kg) (including 500 lbs. (226.8kg) encapsulated steel ballast)

  • Power: 19 h.p. Diesel saildrive engine, donated by Volvo Penta of America;
    or 10 oarsmen (Oars, built by the crewmembers, are patterned after those found with the Gokstad Viking ship find in Oslo and made of Ash wood)

  • Sail Area: 17'w x 17'6"h; 297 sq. ft. (5.18m x 5.33m; 27.59 sq.m) Square rigged, red and white vertically striped sail with a black Raven design painted by Steve Clarke

  • The Figurehead represents a Sea Serpent and was hand-carved by Marty Martinson

  • Rated by Coast Guard for Maximum Crew of 20

  • Crew: 7-12; Trainees: 7-12; Dockside visitors: 18-20

  • Shields: The shields are made of wood, and represent the following countries: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

The Norseman is trailerable and is towed by a Red 1997 Chevrolet Crew Cab Pickup Truck.

The Norseman is a member vessel of the American Sail Training Association (ASTA), which coordinates and conducts sail training activities in American waters. To find out more about ASTA, sail training or Tall Ships Races and Rallies, contact ASTA's national office at 401-846-1775.